Soar-y-Mynydd, a section of the Doethie Valley and of course some cairns

The clocks are going back on 30 October so the days are getting significantly shorter, but we still have time to fit in one last Members’ walk for 2022.  On 6 November we’ll be taking a circuit from Soar-y-Mynydd over the pass into the Doethie valley and along up to the track by Ty’n Cornel […]

October walk: Around the Rheidol

On Sunday 16th October we’ll be taking a circuit across the upland areas on the rim of the Rheidol Valley, passing mine ruins at Cwmbrwyno and ascending Bwa drain hillfort (300m) for an impressive vista of the meandering Afon Rheidol as it snakes through Cwmrheidol below.  The autumn colours are already starting to show through, […]

CMS Calendar 2023

Trustee Brian Davies has produced a very attractive calendar for 2023 – available to purchase.

A September saunter round the Elan Valley

The reservoirs may be gasping, but there’s still much to admire in the Elan Valley. Our next Members’ walk is on Saturday 10 September, starting at 10.30am from Penbont car park (Grid ref SN 916674).  Judy Gore will be leading an 8 mile scenic circuit including a climb to the trig point at Crugyn (533 […]

September webinar: ecology of the streams and rivers of the Cambrians

On 6 September, we have a webinar presented by Professor Steve Ormerod of Cardiff University, looking at the health of the streams and rivers of the Cambrian uplands and specifically the Elenydd around Llyn Brianne.  These freshwater ecosystems provide important services including fish production, water supply, nutrient transport, health benefits and recreational value, but are often […]

Garreg-ddu on 10 September

The CMS Members’ walk on Saturday 10th September will be in the Elan Valley with leader Judy Gore. It will be a 9-mile, moderate circuit starting near the Penbont House tea rooms at the far end of Garreg-Ddu reservoir, with the main focus of the walk being the reservoir itself and the magnificent views it […]

Webinar: what’s AONB status going to do for the Cambrian Mountains?

One question we repeatedly hear when we ask people to sign our Petition (Protect Mid-Wales’ unique Cambrian Mountains: designate them an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Petitions ( seeking a debate on Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status for our Outstandingly Naturally Beautiful Mountains is, “what exactly is an AONB and how would it […]

Have you ever wondered about all the cairns?

We’re holding a webinar for anyone who is interested to understand more about life in the Cambrian Mountains back in prehistoric times. Its clear, as everyone who has walked in the area will have seen, that there must have been people about, erecting standing stones up hill and down dale, and building burial cairns on […]

Summer walks

At last the bluebells are showing and the trees are back in leaf – time to get out and about on the hills! We hope to see you at one of our next Members’ events: Red Liford’s walk around Strata Florida and the Teifi Pools will be taking place on 11 June, meet at 9.30 […]

Strata Florida and Teifi Pools walk: Take 2

                            Red Liford is back on June 11th, with a slightly amended version of the walk we were forced to cancel last October because of the rain. We’ll be starting at 10 am from the car park behind the Strata Florida buildings.  […]